J. Mason Davis, Jr.

J. Mason Davis, Jr.: Attorney with Sirote & Permutt, P.C.
  • Shareholder at Sirote & Permutt, P.C. (110 Attorneys)
  • 2311 Highland Avenue South, P.O. Box 55727, Birmingham, AL 35205
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Mason has a long, distinguished career representing clients in business, antitrust, securities and product liability litigation, as well as life, health and surety company defense. He also has extensive experience before Insurance Regulatory Departments and Commissions and has participated in numerous trials in both state and federal courts. His appellate practice includes matters before the Supreme Court of Alabama and the 5th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Awards & Accreditations

•Best Lawyers in America
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Profile


•The Best Lawyers in America
•Commercial Litigation, 2006-2019
•Corporate Law, 2006-2019
•Mid-South Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2015-2017
•AV-Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
•Birmingham Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2006
•Best of US Inc., Commercial Litigation

Outside the Office

Honoree, Lifetime Achievement in Civil Rights,
NAACP, 2013
Alabama Poverty Project, 2013
Honoree, Journey for Justice
Birmingham Bar Foundation, 2013
Alabama Citizens’ Constitution Commission
Selected by Governor Bob Riley, 2003
United Way of Central Alabama
Chairman, 2002-03
Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce
Chairman, 2001-02
Energen Corporation
Board of Directors
University of Alabama School of Law
Adjunct Professor, 1972-97
Talladega College
Board of Trustees, Chairman 1981-88
Success by Six
Blue Ribbon Committee
Alabama Democratic Party, State Democratic Executive Committee
Secretary, 1978-97
Alabama Archives and History Foundation
Board of Directors
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School
Honorary Doctorate Degree, 2009

Speeches & Publications

•Author, Civil Rights Empowerment Week Highlights a Better Birmingham, Sirote Supports, September 2013
•Author, 1963 to 2013: Telling the Story, Sirote Supports, January 2013
•Panelist with Judge U.W. Clemon, Life as a Black Lawyer in Birmingham in the 1960s, 2013
•Speaker, Life as a Lawyer in the 1960s, Ukraine Business Professionals, 2013


Sirote & Permutt Announces 47 Attorneys Selected as The Best Lawyers in America for 2016 - 8/17/2015
Sirote’s J. Mason Davis, Jr. Recognized in Positive Maturity’s “Top 50 Over 50” - 7/29/2015
Sirote & Permutt Announces 28 Attorneys Selected As Alabama Super Lawyers 2015 - 5/27/2015
Sirote’s Davis, Friedman, Ragsdale and Williams Named Among B-Metro’s 2015 Top Flight Lawyers - 3/31/2015
Sirote & Permutt Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America for 2015 - 8/19/2014
Sirote & Permutt’s J. Mason Davis, Jr. Inducted into Alabama Lawyers Association Hall of Fame - 7/23/2014
Sirote’s J. Mason Davis, Jr. to Appear on PBS Documentary Stand! Untold Stories from the Civil Rights Movement - 2/6/2014
Sirote & Permutt Attorney J. Mason Davis Honored by the Alabama Poverty Project - 8/21/2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 46 Sirote Attorneys as the Best Lawyers in America for 2014 - 8/16/2013
Revered Sirote Attorneys Honored for Contributions to Civil Rights Movement at Journey for Justice Gala - 5/13/2013
Celebrating 50 Years Forward - 4/26/2013
Best Lawyers Recognizes 43 Attorneys from Sirote & Permutt as the Best Lawyers in America for 2013 - 11/5/2012
Mason Davis Featured in the Birmingham News - 8/28/2012
Jack Neal & Mason Davis Inducted as Birmingham Bar Foundation Fellows - 3/1/2012
Mason Davis Reads for Governor Bentley’s Induction into Academy of Honor - 11/16/2011
Maury Shevin and Mason Davis Participate in Radio Fundraiser -- 90.3 FM WBHM - 4/13/2011
Best Lawyers has selected 32 attorneys from Sirote & Permutt for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for 2011 - 8/27/2010
31 Sirote Attorneys Listed In Best Lawyers - 8/7/2009
Sirote Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2009 - 9/26/2008

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Municipal Finance & Public Sector
  • Economic Development & Incentives
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-930-5134  Phone
205.212.3849  Fax
University Attended:
Talladega College, A.B., 1956
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1959
Year of First admission:
1960, Alabama


•Birmingham Bar Association
•President, 1984-1985
•Alabama State Bar
•Board of Bar Commissioners, 1987-1996
•American and National Bar Associations

Birth Information:
Birmingham, Alabama, July 30, 1935

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